Archives: July 2016 | Co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine the history and evolution of hip hop in Brooklyn. Joined by Wes Jackson, founder and Executive Director of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, we consider how Brooklyn shaped the trajectory of this powerful cultural genre – and how hip hop, in turn, shaped Brooklyn and Brooklynites. We chat with media producer, archivist, and educator Martha Diaz about what it means to document and archive such a multilayered and global movement as hip hop. Finally, in the “Voices of Brooklyn” segment, we listen to author, filmmaker, and cultural critic Nelson George describe how hip hop communities operated on the ground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Fort Greene.
Archives: July 2015 | A film series curated by Martha Diaz in partnership with the Center for Justice at Columbia University and Rikers Island.
Guest Speaker at Malik Yoba’s Iconic Pop Summit
In 2002, I began my journey as a community organizer and founded the H2O (Hip-Hop Odyssey) International Film Festival, the first and largest festival of its kind. I’m working on bringing the festival back to life and publishing a book that will illustrate our history and impact. Coming soon…